Procurement Specialist

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Full-time

For over 16 years Quantium have combined the best of human and artificial intelligence to power possibilities for individuals, organisations and society. Our solutions make sense of what has happened and what will, could or should be done to re-shape industries and societies around the needs of the people they serve.

Times and technology have changed, but this remains our goal. Instead of wrangling single, SQL-based databases, our Map Hadoop platform runs across 200 nodes with multiple clusters using the latest big data technology.

The procurement specialist is responsible for ensuring the contractual and regulatory procurement obligations of Quantium across IT and office equipment. This person will provide budget and forecast submissions and tracking for all procurement activity. This person will also provide guidance and establish strong business relationships with key vendors as/when required.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working closely with the vendors to ensure we are achieving optimal pricing, service quality and delivery
  • Work closely with different business units in IT, Operations and Finance around procurement needs for the business
  • Manage the Merchandise procurement and inventory

Key Activity

  • For all procurement needs, source appropriate vendors and request quotations
  • Select optimum vendor, with regard to price, reputation and quality of goods or service
  • Raise purchase orders, having received appropriate approvals
  • Liaise with IT and Operations to co-ordinate delivery, installation and storage of IT and office equipment
  • For major purchases, enter into contract negotiations, using negotiation skills to receive optimum price and terms and conditions and engage with the legal department to ensure any risks for Quantium are mitigated
  • Ensure accurate and complete records are kept for all IT licences
  • Prepare budgets and forecasts for all procurement activity, and conduct monthly review on performance compared to budgets/forecasts
  • Participate in systems enhancement projects, for both procurement and as part of the wider Finance team
  • Manage procurement and inventory for merchandise
  • Co-ordinate issue of Merchandise to staff

Experience and education required

  • 3-5 years’ total work experience with at least 2 years’ procurement experience in a professional services/technology environment
  • At least 3 years’ experience in procurement
  • Tertiary qualifications in Procurement or Finance, or a similar discipline
  • Collaborative style and structured communicator (both written and verbal)
  • Stakeholder is desirable
  • Problem solving skills

 Desirable

  • Budgeting and cost management experience
  • Experience working with Microsoft Dynamics AX
  • Intermediate excel skills
  • Systems enhancement experience

As one of the world’s fully diversified data science and AI leaders we operate across every sector of the economy and we’re growing fast - with growth comes opportunity! We’re passionate about building out our team of smart, fun, diverse and motivated people.

We combine a team of experts that spans data scientists, actuaries, statisticians, business analysts, strategy consultants, engineers, technologists, programmers, product developers, and futurists – all dedicated to harnessing the power of data to drive transformational outcomes for our clients.

We actively foster a culture where our people can stretch themselves to reach their full potential. We also know that work has to work for you, and modern life is fast paced and balance can be tricky. You want to work where you are respected and valued as an individual, not a number. Quantium embraces a flexible and supportive environment dedicated to powering possibilities for our team members, clients and partners.

Quantium are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We are a multicultural team of various beliefs, sexual orientations and gender identities. We celebrate our diversity of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status and disability status.

 Please note, this role is not suitable for Graduates. If you are a graduate and you’d like information about our Graduate Academy please visit https://au.gradconnection.com/employers/quantium/about-us/

 

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